COVID19 Update

 

Hello to Northerners and friends

Hello everyone

With the recent easing of restrictions by the DHHS, Northern can move closer to normality. From this Saturday, all classes will be welcomed back ie Puppies for dogs under 6 months, Classes 1,2,3 & 4.

Wearing of mask is no longer mandatory, but whilst on the training grounds, be mindful of 1.5 meters separation. We do ask that you carry one with you at all times in case social distancing cannot be maintained during classes.

Contact tracing via QR code is still necessary at this point.

Important dates

First official training day for 2021 is February 6

Summer classes

Northern will be holding summer classes during the Christmas break for Puppies and Class 1

Dates: Wednesday January 27 which is our final summer class. Please read on.

Arrive: 7.00pm for a 7.30 start

Where:  Clubhouse. Parking only at the rear in Curtain Street.

Cost: Your normal $3.00 training fee applies.

Heat policy: If at 8.00 am the forecast is 35 degrees and above, training will be cancelled, even if a cool change blows through during the day.

Experience tells us we will lose at least one session to hot conditions.

 

Snakes are active.  Think twice about walking along bush tracks, along creeks and rivers, through grassland and paddocks. Not worth the risk.

https://www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/gsdcacontent/uploads/2015/04/Stings-Bites-and-Ticks.pdf

Grass seeds. Grasses are now drying out with seeds ready to drop. Walking through paddocks, reserves, walking tracks etc. is where your dog can pick these nuisances up. Long coat or stock coat are both at risk. Give your mate a

good check up after a walk, between toes, under arms and ears are good spots. Seeds are bad news for dogs and can cause serious problems.

https://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/my-pet-blog/pet-care/general/the-dangers-of-grass-seeds-to-dogs-and-cats ( a general overview )

Heat stress especially for puppies can be a silent enemy. A very good article from the Quarterly National Review

https://www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/gsdcacontent/uploads/2015/03/07-GSDCA_Autumn_2015.pdf ( navigate to pp44 )

Make sure your dog has plenty of shade available and lots of fresh water which may mean multiple and stable water containers for active puppies.

 

Stay safe.

Terry and the Committee.

 

 

Please remember to wear your membership badge.

For new members signing up: You can arrive from 12.30 onwards. The earlier the better. You will need your dog’s vaccination certificate, treats ( chicken, cheese, sausage are good for the moment, bring plenty ) collar and lead and squeaky toy.

Payment by plastic only.

Regards

Terry and the Committee

You can also view up dates at: https://www.facebook.com/GSDCVNorthern

Please call Terry on 0439 003468 or email terrytaukus3@optusnet.com.au if you have any questions

 

For new member enquiries, please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.

Thank you for your co-operation.

The Northern Branch is the only metropolitan venue of the GSDCV to train on Saturday afternoons. This gives members from other Branches the flexibility of an alternative site when the situation demands a different day. We have a group of very experienced instructors who can give guidance in general obedience for nine week old puppies through to older mature dogs, obedience trialing, Rally O, tracking and endurance.

Thinking of giving conformation shows a crack? We can help there too. Also handy for members haling from  other Branches….you do not have to miss a class!

Training times areObedience classes commence at 2.00pm, Show Classes commence at 3.20pm. With regard to show classes please call Terry the day prior.

We do encourage members to arrive about 30 mins prior to take advantage of the socialisation that occurs before classes.

If you have questions regarding the training of puppies and older dogs, purchasing a puppy or a membership enquiry, please call our Chief Instructor Terry Taukus on 0439 003468 or terrytaukus3@optusnet.com.au

Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.Thank you for your co-operation.

What Can You Do and Learn?

Training is fun, and your dog is rewarded throughout the training session.
Rewards can be food, a favourite toy or object or verbal praise. Make sure you bring any or all of them each week.
Training your dog involves learning all of the following then you will have a well behaved dog.
• Socialising with other dogs
• Focus and Watch Me
• Sit, Drop and Stand
• Recall (come back when called!)
• Walking calmly and Heeling
• Praise and Play
• Leave
• Problem Solving
• Meet other like minded GSD owners and their dogs and puppies